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7 Takeout-Destroying Recipes to Celebrate Chinese New Year With 

Daniel Seidman
Published about 1 year ago

There are so many different delicious types of Chinese food and they are all jam packed with flavor. Spicy, sweet, savoury, you name it. For many, cooking food from cultures other than your own can be intimidating, but it also is very rewarding.  

I personally haven't cooked too many Chinese dishes, but all the ones that I have tried making have turned out great. For me, Chinese food is usually ordered in but I'm going to make more of an effort to step out of my comfort zone and cook foods that I'm not necessarily used to cooking.  

Whether you grew up in a Chinese family and have been eating delicious homemade food your whole life, or you are like me, and just a lover of Chinese food, these Chinese-inspired recipes will get you cooking, or at the very least hungry.  

1. Sichuan Pork Wontons (Chao Shou)

Recipe and Photo via Saveur

How good do these wontons look?  The recipe makes 40 but I think I could eat 100 of these guys.  The more chili oil, the better

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2. Chinese Beef and Broccoli 

Recipe and Photo via Panning the Globe

The key to perfectly cooked and bright broccoli is to blanch it before adding it to the stir fry,  It's key to keeping that beautiful color in the final dish.

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3. Chinese BBQ Pork (Char Siu)

Recipe and Photo via Curious Nut

This BBQ pork recipe is like the bacon of Chinese food world, and who doesn't love bacon?

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4. General Tso's Chicken 

Recipe and Photo via Serious Eats

I've made this recipe and it's hands down the best General Tso's Chicken I've ever had.  No need for take-out after giving this a try.

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5. Easy Lo Mein

Recipe and Photo via Damn Delicious 

This recipe will only take you around 15 minutes to make but it will fully satisfy your late night noodle craving.

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6. Orange Chicken 

Recipe and Photo via Cooking Classy

Orange chicken is another Chinese takeout classic.  Master this recipe and never order in again.

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7. P.F. Chang's Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Recipe and Photo via Damn Delicious

There's nothing wrong with a good copy-cat recipe.  Especially these sweet and savoury lettuce wraps that everyone will love

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Daniel Seidman

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